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Ancient Greek Coins of Troas

The Troad or Troas is the historical name of the Biga Yarimadasi peninsula in the northwestern Turkey. Bounded by the Dardanelles to the northwest, by the Aegean Sea to the west and separated from the rest of Anatolia by the massif that forms Mount Ida, the Troad is drained by two main rivers, the Scamander (Karamenderes) and the Simois, which join near the ruins of Troy. The Kingdom of Pergamum ceded the territory to the Roman Republic.

Birytis, Troas, c. 350 - 250 B.C.

|Troas|, |Birytis,| |Troas,| |c.| |350| |-| |250| |B.C.||AE| |11|
Birytis' precise location in western Asia Minor remains unknown but it probably stood either south of Troy or near Hellespont. Numismatics provides our only evidence this city existed.

The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer.

GB110091. Bronze AE 11, SNG Cop 249; BMC Troas p. 40, 1 - 2; SNG Mnchen -; SNG Tbingen -; SNGvA -, gVF, green patina, tight flan, light deposits, tiny spots of light corrosion, weight 1.254 g, maximum diameter 11.4 mm, die axis 0o, Birytis mint, c. 350 - 250 B.C.; obverse head of Kabeiros left wearing pileus, beardless, star on each side of cap; reverse B-I/P-Y in fields flanking club, all within laurel wreath; smaller denomination, beardless, with stars; scarce; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Alexandreia Troas, Troas

|Troas|, |Caracalla,| |28| |January| |198| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.,| |Alexandreia| |Troas,| |Troas||AE| |24|NEW
Alexandria Troas struck with great variation in legends, portraits, and reverse types. A laureate head, the legends, and the wolf and twins are all published, but not these dies and not combined on one coin. The reverse legend dates this coin to after 214, when Caracalla renamed the city from Colonia Augusta Troadensium to Colonia Alexandria Augusta.
RP110470. Bronze AE 24, Apparently unpublished variety; Bellinger Troy -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG Mun -, SNG Tub -, SNG Hunt -, SNG anakkale -, BMC Troas -, F, broad flan with full legends, dark green patina, earthen encrustation, light scratches, weight 9.434 g, maximum diameter 24.3 mm, die axis 180o, Alexandria Troas (Eski Stambul, Turkey) mint, 214 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; obverse ANTONIN-VS PIVS A-V, bearded, laureate head right, bare right shoulder seen from behind; reverse ALEX AVG, she-wolf standing left, head right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, COL in exergue; zero sales of this type listed on Coin Archives in the last two decades, no other specimens known to FORVM; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


Alexandreia Troas, Troas, 3rd Century A.D.

|Troas|, |Alexandreia| |Troas,| |Troas,| |3rd| |Century| |A.D.||AE| |23|NEW
Alexandria Troas (modern Eski Stambul) is on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of the west coast of Anatolia, a little south of Tenedos (modern Bozcaada). The city was founded by Antigonus around 310 B.C. with the name Antigoneia and was populated with the inhabitants of Cebren, Colone, Hamaxitus, Neandria, and Scepsis. About 301 B.C., Lysimachus improved the city and re-named it Alexandreia. Among the few structure ruins remaining today are a bath, an odeon, a theater and gymnasium complex and a stadium. The circuit of the old walls can still be traced.
RP110587. Bronze AE 23, cf. SNG Canakkale 536; SNG Munchen 63; SNG Cop 116; SNGvA 7553; BMC Troas p. 15, 53 ff.; Bellinger Troy A490 (none with these legends), Choice aVF, well centered, flow lines, porosity, small edge cracks, central dimple on obv., weight 4.436 g, maximum diameter 22.5 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria Troas (Eski Stambul, Turkey) mint, 3rd century A.D.; obverse CO ALEX TRO, turreted and draped bust of Tyche of Alexandria Troas right, vexillum behind; reverse COL AVG TRO, eagle flying right, bull forepart right its talons; $65.00 SALE PRICE $58.00


Valerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D., Alexandria, Troas

|Troas|, |Valerian| |I,| |October| |253| |-| |c.| |June| |260| |A.D.,| |Alexandria,| |Troas||AE| |20|NEW
Alexandria Troas (modern Eski Stambul) is on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of the west coast of Anatolia, a little south of Tenedos (modern Bozcaada). The city was founded by Antigonus around 310 B.C. with the name Antigoneia and was populated with the inhabitants of Cebren, Colone, Hamaxitus, Neandria, and Scepsis. About 301 B.C., Lysimachus improved the city and re-named it Alexandreia. Among the few structure ruins remaining today are a bath, an odeon, a theater and gymnasium complex and a stadium. The circuit of the old walls can still be traced.
RP110460. Bronze AE 20, BMC Troas p. 29, 163; SNG Mnchen 129 (same obv. die, AV-G rev. leg.); Bellinger Troy A440; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -; SNG Tb -, F, well centered, dark patina, earthen deposits, porosity, light marks, weight 4.224 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria Troas (Eski Stambul, Turkey) mint, Oct 253 - c. Jun 260 A.D.; obverse IMP LIC VALERIANVS A (unbroken), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse COL A-VG TRO, eagle standing facing, eagle's head left, wings open, bull's head and neck right in talons; $40.00 SALE PRICE $36.00


Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C.

|Alexander| |the| |Great|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Alexander| |the| |Great,| |336| |-| |323| |B.C.||stater|
SH48869. Gold stater, Price 1568, Mller Alexander 373, gVF, weight 8.640 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, Troas, Abydos (near Canakkale, Turkey) mint, posthumous, c. 310 - 297 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake, hair in ringlets; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, monogram and cornucopia left; high relief, well centered, mint luster, nice!; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C.

|Macedonian| |Kingdom|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Philip| |III| |Arrhidaeus| |and| |Alexander| |IV,| |323| |-| |317| |B.C.||stater|
Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Philip III Arrhidaeus, the bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa, was Alexander the Great's half-brother. Alexander's mother, Olympias, allegedly poisoned him as a child, leaving him mentally disabled, eliminating him as a rival to Alexander. Incapable of actual rule, he was made king upon Alexander's death only to serve as a pawn for those who wished to grab power for themselves. Olympias had him imprisoned and then ordered his execution in 317 B.C.
SH86159. Gold stater, Price P38; ADM II Series XI, 159a; Mller Alexander P64, aEF, some luster, well centered, attractive style, edge bump, weight 8.519 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 0o, Troas, Abydos (near Canakkale, Turkey) mint, c. 323 - 317 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a coiled snake, wearing necklace and long drop earring; reverse Nike standing slightly left, head left, wreath in extended right hand, grounded stylis in left hand at her side, MH monogram over pentagram outer left, coiled snake under left wing; ex CNG auction 108, lot 189; SOLD







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